Copper Alloy (UNS C15720)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Applications

Introduction

Copper and its alloys are widely sought after because of their high strength and high conductivity properties. Copper can be alloyed more freely than most metals. There are more than 400 copper alloys, and each has a unique combination of properties, to match specific applications and environments.

Copper UNS C15720 alloy is a wrought alloy. The following datasheet discusses the chemical composition and properties of copper UNS C15720.

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of copper UNS C15720 is given in the following table.

Element Content (%)
Copper, Cu 99.6
Aluminium oxide, Al2 O3 0.4

Physical Properties

The following table discusses the physical properties of copper UNS C15720.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.8-8.94 kg/cm3 3.1 - 3.2 x 10-4 lb/in3

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of copper UNS C15720 are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 462-614 MPa 67-89 ksi
Yield strength 365-586 MPa 52-84 ksi
Modulus of elasticity 117 Gpa 16969 ksi
Elongation 20% 20%
Poisson’s ratio 0.34 0.34

Applications

Copper UNS C15720 finds application in:

  • Bus bars
  • Transistor components
  • Coaxial cables

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